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UoB: A Building accused of Irregularities

By: Aziz Ejaz Student Organizations jointly distributed a pamphlet to call for a demonstration in University of Balochistan against the administration that is allegedly involved in making the University a Business oriented and corruption affected institute. Beside this, the student organizations which include PSO, BSO, PSF, BSO (Pajjar) and HSF requested all teachers and student to participate it this strike ...

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Ordinary Baloch: Pawns on the chessboard! 

By:  Masood Hameed Baloch A general hype goes everywhere in Media and to public that Baloch society is more notorious for its tribal and Sardari system. Commonly people label it as tribal mindsets and Baloch politics is always obsessed with the influence of Sardars & Nawabs. Few of  the Sardar-turned- nationalists earned good stature & popularity among their people, but ...

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Revamping the Agriculture Sector

 By: Najeebullah Khan Tareen In the agrarian society of Pakistan, the agriculture sector is indispensable economic sector of our economy. Significance of this sector is myriad as it provides food for populace, raw material for industrial sector and integral contribution to export of Pakistan.  The Foreign Exchange which is earned from this sector is 43% of total exports of Pakistan. It also ...

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University of Balochistan: An Institute of Ambiguity

By: Aziz Ejaz University of Balochistan since its inception till today proved to be one of the educational institutes to have hand of firm portrayal to remain in distresses of failure. It is misfortune of the people of Balochistan who have always shown great enthusiasm in learning but despite of their whole-heartedly aspirations the only higher university left inattentive by ...

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Census: Resident of Noshki has 54 children and six wives

 By: Barkat Zaib Sumalani Noshki: During the current census it has been reported that a 70 year old man has 54 children and six wives in district Noshki, about 130 kilometers  away from Quetta.   Haji Abdul Majeed’s two wives have also passed away and four others are still with him. Haji , driver by profession said, “Among my 54 children 12 ...

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Youth of Balochistan and CPEC

 By: Ejaz Magsi Balochistan as being the largest province of Pakistan in terms of area seems economic hub and encompasses territorial importance; its much exploitative natural resources and geographically rich territory have almost fascinated every state to put a glance on this region. Almost half of states of the world consider this region as the heart and future of Pakistan. Pakistani ...

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What next for Reko Diq?

This year, the mighty and much-desired Reko Diq copper-gold deposits celebrate the silver jubilee of their 1992 discovery. But except for the proverbial silver, a generation later there is no gold, nor copper in sight, only dust. A recent arbitration ruling has kicked up the dust again. Before commenting on where this saga is heading, a little background is in ...

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Hurdles in Pak-Afghan relation

By: Sardar Ali Bacha In the wake of the attacks within Pakistan escalated more tension between Pakistan and Afghanistan relation. Pakistan has given Afghanistan a list of over 70 wanted extremist elements. Almost the group linked to the bombings in Pakistan, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, is an outgrowth of the Pakistani Taliban, which was driven into Afghanistan by a massive Pakistan army operation ...

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CPEC and challenges ahead

Cartoon by Sabir Nazir for The Friday Times

 By: Rafiullah CPEC, a ray of hope, a game changer, token of strong economy and prosperity, this is all what we know about CPEC. We view the CPEC through the prism of optimism, neglecting the problems attach to it. We are unaware of the myriad challenges in the course of CPEC development. Let us have a fleeting look on the other ...

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Balochistan Youth Policy hangs in balance

By: Mir Behram Baloch Fatima Iqbal Khan, 35, is active youth and human rights activist. She has recently been honored with National Award for Human rights by president of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain for the best achievement.  She is one of the activists who drafted youth policy in 2014 for Environment, Sports & Youth Affairs Department Government of Balochistan; however, the ...

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